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April 9, 2012

#1040: Lakes and Oceans

Lakes and Oceans

((Map of lakes and oceans showing the depths of various lakes and ocean attributes))

Lakes and Oceans

Depths and animal


boat lengths are to scale; horizontal distance is not

Fun Fact: The Edmund Fitzgerald, The Kursk, and The Lusitania all sank in water shallower than they were long.

Edmund Fitzgerald

Lake Superior

Lake Michigan

Lake Huron

Lake Erie

Lake Ontario

Death Valley

Great Slave Lake

Crater Lake

Loch Ness

Lake Baikal

Burj Khalifa



Aircraft carrier


Seawise Giant (largest ship ever)

Free-diving depth record

Andrea Gail (probably)

Scuba record

Bike tires go flat

Pressure at this deapth would force water up a household faucet

Emperor penguin

Ohio-class nuclear sub depth limit

Typhoon-class nuclear sub depth limit

Blue whale

Leahterback turtle

Deepwater horizion

Dead sea

Kola borehole: Soviet project to try to drill through the Earth’s crust to the mantle just to see what would happen. Russians are awesome.

Chilean mine


miner refuge

Sperm whales dive this deep (they come up covered in wounds and sucker marks, so presumably there are big squid down here? … man, we know nothing about the ocean.)

Mid-ocean ridge

Titanic (sunk bow & stern)

Abyssal plain

Alvin depth limit

David Bowie & Freddie Mercury

Puerto Rico Trench

Milwaukee Deep

Marianas Trench

Challenger Deep

Mysterious door which James cameron built his sub to reach and open. He will not say what he found within.

Mauna Kea, Hawaii (accurate horizontal scale)

Marianas trench